Ferrari 488 Spider review

Category: Sports car

Section: Costs & verdict

Ferrari 488 Spider
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  • Ferrari 488 Spider
  • Ferrari 488 Spider
  • Ferrari 488 Spider
  • Ferrari 488 Spider
  • Ferrari 488 Spider
  • Ferrari 488 Spider
  • Ferrari 488 Spider
  • Ferrari 488 Spider
  • Ferrari 488 Spider
  • Ferrari 488 Spider
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Ferrari 488 Spider costs a little over £200,000 – £20k more than the GTB coupé on which it’s based – and it’s easy to push that price closer to £300,000 once you’ve added a few choice options.

It’s clearly only for the fabulously wealthy, then; people who will also find it easy enough to afford the huge insurance, servicing and fuel bills.

Overview

The Ferrari 488 Spider is a convertible supercar that’s more compromised than the 488 GTB on which it’s based, but just as special in its own way.

  • Stunning performance
  • Involving handling
  • Great driving position
  • Confusing control layout
  • Not as sharp as the coupé